Category Archives: Samuel Dayton
The Washington Lodge estate in the Hamlet of Brookhaven, located on Dayton’s Neck, has been acquired by an Art & Nature Group to create Long Island’s first Nature Retreat Center with overnight lodging. The Mission Statement of the group is … Continue reading
I am curious to discover the origin of the idea that Ralph Dayton was “an interpreter to the Indians”—has anyone found a primary source or even a secondary source that implicates him?
Google® the phrase “apparently contemplated going to Killingworth” and you will find many references to Samuel Dayton, repeating variations of the sentence “He apparently contemplated going to Killingworth, Conn. where four lots had been assigned him before 19 Apr 1667.” It’s … Continue reading
I continue to be fascinated by the theory that Mary Beardsley may not have been Abraham Dayton’s first wife. The very fact that Jacobus mentions it grants the question some measure of importance. Please refer to the related December 10, … Continue reading
With this bitter cold we’ve been experiencing across the Midwest and East Coast, I couldn’t help but think about what it must have been like for our pioneer ancestors, particularly for those who established residence where no Europeans had lived … Continue reading
I should have explained what I meant by the question: “Is it possible that the Frost Family Cemetery was established on the mound where Simson found Medlin’s grave?” I was actually wondering if it is possible that when Simson took … Continue reading
The approximate location of Samuel Dayton’s lots at Matinecock might be determined by reading the descriptions of what became William Simson’s property and then William Frost’s property, both following Sam’s ownership. In 1667 (after Sam forfeited at least three lots), … Continue reading